Sunday, February 20, 2011

Old Friends, New Friends - Somewhere Called Home

One of the greatest dreams I've ever had was of singing Tea For Two with Norma Winstone harmonizing in 3rds and 6ths. When I woke up I was so happy! Tea For Two is only one of the many great tunes on this CD that Norma brings her own very personal stamp to. The sound is dreamy and ethereal throughout. Tunes such as Hi Lili Hi Lo, Somewhere Called Home, and even the Egberto Gismonti tune Cafe are all brilliant. Norma is one of the most important female vocalists of the last decade or two in my book. This CD was cemented to my player for a year or so. Her work with Kenny Wheeler, Azimuth and others is also amazing. This music, this voice, is not to be missed.


  1. David -- adjectives like "dreamy" and "ethereal" are music to my ears; will have to check this out. :-)

  2. I often have singing dreams. I must check out more of Norma Winstone. Thanks for the introduction, David.

  3. Hi Tess,

    I've had a few singing dreams as well. What fun!. I also sang with James Taylor and enjoyed that very much. Grab this recording as well as Songs & Lullabies, the Azimuth recordings... This should keep you happy for a long time.


  4. Hello Michael,

    So nice seeing you here! Thanks for stopping by. All of Norma's recordings are great. This is one of my favorites. Her work with flugelhorn player Kenny Wheeler and pianist John Taylor are fantastic. Azimuth is great. I love her tune Manhattan In The Rain. You will too!



  5. BTW Michael,

    If you're up for a road trip you can see Norma -
    2011 Mar 04 in Elmau -Schloss Elmau, Germany. She's in Zurich Mar. 2.